Dr. Robin Runia

Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D. University of New Mexico
M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo
B.A. University of Minnesota-Duluth

Specialties: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century
British Literature and Culture, Gender Studies, Development of the Novel

Robin Runia was born and raised in Minnesota where she pursued her undergraduate degrees in English and Philosophy. She has since crossed and re-crossed the country in pursuit of her M.A. (SUNY-UB) and Ph.D. (University of New Mexico). She spent 2009-2012 teaching at Angelo State University, but is delighted to have joined the English department at Xavier in Fall 2012. Dr. Runia serves as Review Editor for ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830, and her work exploring gender, genre, and the body in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century literature been published in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research, Eighteenth-Century Women: Studies in their Lives Work and Culture, and Religion in the Age of Enlightenment. She is currently developing a body of work exploring representations of race in the writings of Maria Edgeworth.

Dr. Runia may be contacted at: (504) 520-5002 or by e-mail at rrunia@xula.edu.